Masaaki Suzuki

The Handel and Haydn Society Performing Handel's "Messiah"
Sam Brewer

Sunday, December 8, 2019
7:00 PM

On WCRB In Concert with the Handel and Haydn Society, Masaaki Suzuki conducts Handel's Messiah in one of the most anticipated traditions of the holiday season, performed at Symphony Hall in Boston.

On the program:

Fugue in A-flat, BWV 862, from Book I of the Well-Tempered Clavier - Onyx Brass

Cantata BWV 108 Es ist euch gut, dass ich hingehe (translation) - Robin Blaze, countertenor;  James Gilchrist, tenor;  Dominik Wörner, bass;  Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Partita No. 4 in D, BWV 828 - David Fray, piano

Read about David Fray's album of Bach concertos for 2, 3, and 4 pianos, a WCRB CD of the Week.

Masaaki Suzuki
Marco Borggreve

Sunday, March 3, 2019
7:00 PM

On WCRB In Concert with the Handel and Haydn Society, Masaaki Suzuki leads Beethoven's epic, iconic 9th Symphony.

Full Moon
Andrew Choy / Wikimedia Commons

On the program:

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Martin Luther) - Julia Gooding, soprano

Chorale prelude:  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 660, and Chorale prelude:  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661 - His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts, Timothy Roberts, director

Cantata:  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62 (translation) - Yukari Nonoshita, soprano;  Robin Blaze, alto;  Makoto Sakurada, tenor;  Peter Kooij, bass;  Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1066 - Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Chorale prelude:  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 - Peter Sykes, organ (Fisk organ at Old West Church, Boston)

Andrewyuill, via Wikimedia Commons

The Dunedin Consort performs one of Bach's most popular and virtuosic works, and Masaaki Suzuki conducts the Cantata No. 186.

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